Sruti Sarathy is a leading Carnatic violinist, singer, and composer. A rare artist who possesses both mastery in the rigorous classical form as well as a boundary-pushing musical vision, she lights up the stage in diverse contexts across the globe, from the sabhas of Chennai, to European folk festivals, to radical performance art spaces in San Francisco.
Sruti is a versatile composer for Carnatic, film/theater, and experimental new music contexts. Her original music, featured in the repertoire of her ensemble, Carnatic Crossings, is a meeting place for Indian classical ragas, improvisational forms, spoken word, South Asian diasporic experience, and literature. Sruti’s unique style and sound bring out the voice of the Indian violin in a contemporary and imaginative way.
Sruti studied under Guru Anuradha Sridhar, an eminent sixth-generation violinist from the Lalgudi family of musicians. Sruti's work has been supported by many arts organizations, including the Alliance for California Traditional Arts, InterMusicSF, and the Creative Work Fund. Sruti was awarded “Best Violinist” from the prestigious Madras Music Academy in 2019 and 2020. A Bay Area native, Sruti is a graduate of Stanford University and a Fulbright Scholar.